tea·​pot | \ ˈtē-ˌpät How to pronounce teapot (audio) \

Definition of teapot

: a vessel with a spout and a handle in which tea is brewed and from which it is served

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First, there’s the tea, served in a rustic blue teapot. Elise Taylor, Vogue, "Meghan Markle Shows Off Her Californian Take on Teatime," 22 Jan. 2019 The showroom, on the 10th floor of a West 34th Street building, offers everything from practical straw hats to fantastical creations topped off with teapots or lobsters. Carey Jones, New York Times, "Derby-Fabulous Hats, Fresh From the Garment District," 26 Apr. 2018 Each is available in lustrous black or indigo blue and decorates a passel of products, from teapots and coffee mugs to fruit bowls and dinner plates. Sarah Medford, WSJ, "A New Transferware Collaboration From Ralph Lauren and Burleigh," 11 Dec. 2018 In honor of the Crate & Barrel's 50th anniversary, the company has tapped architect Paola Navone, illustrator Julia Rothman, and 10 other international artists to create an original design for their white porcelain Arzberg teapot. House Beautiful, "Crate & Barrel's 50th Anniversary Teapots," 9 Nov. 2012 The stoneware teapot above, on the dresser, is by Koichi Ohara. Theaster Gates, WSJ, "Conceptual Artist Theaster Gates’s Favorite Things Celebrate the Artists He Admires," 8 Oct. 2018 Fill it with all your mugs, saucers, and teapots, plants, and more. 9. Marlen Komar, Curbed, "10 ways to make the most of a tiny kitchen," 25 July 2018 In 1933, company founder Alfredo Bialetti invented an octagonal coffee pot, known as a moka, which whistles on the stove like a teapot. Tom Fairless, WSJ, "A Tale of Two Companies—and Two Countries," 20 Jan. 2019 An eagle-eyed antiques enthusiast bought the teapot two years ago in England for only $20 (or 15 pounds British money), media outlets report. Mark Price, charlotteobserver, "Bargain hunter paid $20 for old South Carolina teapot. It auctioned for $800,000! | Charlotte Observer," 25 Feb. 2018

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First Known Use of teapot

1685, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of teapot was in 1685

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English Language Learners Definition of teapot

: a pot that is used for making and serving tea and that has a spout and handle


tea·​pot | \ ˈtē-ˌpät How to pronounce teapot (audio) \

Kids Definition of teapot

: a pot for making and serving tea

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